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    Stunning La Crosse County Bank "V" Outlined Proof

    La Crosse, WI - La Crosse County Bank $5 18__ WI-340 G8a. Proof. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ.
    This second denomination from the four denomination series was printed from the $1-$2-$3-$5 configuration proof sheet engraved and printed by Wellstood, Hay & Whiting, New York. Printed on India paper and mounted on cardstock, with an exceptional tint styled like the last, covers the note with a micro-lettered FIVE pattern. Deeper vermillion is around the frame and surrounds a black FIVE. In white, outlined by the tint is an enormous protector "V" in the center. This classic Wellstood vignette at the lower right shows a farmer at rest, and a wagon filled with wheat in the distance. Hole Punch Cancelled like all the Wellstood imprint proofs from the Newman Collection sheets. The only example we have observed, and one of the rarest titles from Wisconsin for any note. Though the bank closed after three years in business, the circulation was clearly redeemed at par, perhaps for many years, at the State Comptroller's office (like Minnesota banks, the issuer supplied collateral to the State to guarantee the circulation). This is a finalist in a most diverse selection of Wisconsin proof rarities.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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